The Stone Sky

, #3

Paperback, 445 pages

English language

Published Aug. 15, 2017 by Orbit.

ISBN:
978-0-316-22924-1
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OCLC Number:
999377598
ISFDB ID:
2226723
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33296259

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4 stars (58 reviews)

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME.

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.

For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

The remarkable conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed trilogy that began with the multi-award-nominated The Fifth Season.

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reviewed The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth, #3)

fairly satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, fills in the crazy backstory (and relevant societal themes) to the whole thing

4 stars

I didn't find this concluding novel as absorbing as the first two books, but it masterfully pulls everything together in the same wait-who's-talking-now interleaving of viewpoints and timelines, and simulateneously presents themes that seem both on the nose and how did she come up with this epic narrative? And it ends (is it an end?) on some serious emotional notes.

reviewed The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth, #3)

Just skimmed atop my brain and never latched on

2 stars

Maybe it’s because I was listening to the audiobook, but this didn’t do it for me. I felt like it was both too insular and failed to expand on the interesting world the author envisioned, and it also made the subtext text, to where I was being beaten over the head with its themes.

reviewed The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth, #3)

Y así termina el mundo por última vez

4 stars

Una conclusión muy buena para esta excelente trilogía. En lo personal me harté de un par de personajes por sus decisiones y su forma de comportarse, y aunque me puso muy triste la forma en que la historia de Essun termina, me pareció apropiada. En general, una increíble historia con un potente mensaje, excelentemente escrita. Jemisin se ha convertido en una de mis autoras contemporáneas favoritas.

Review of 'Stone Sky' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

“The societal treatment of humans who can sense and act upon Earth and its rock allows N.K. Jemisin to interrogate four themes relevant to transitions. How should we live in a climate-changed world? What role does racial and social subordination play in destroying the environment? What are the dangers of hubris in seeking out a fundamental change through science and technology that cannot be readily controlled after all? How should we think about Earth itself?” – Alastair Iles, 2019

(Iles wrote a fascinating journal article about environmental justice based on the concepts of Broken Earth, it’s a good read!)Warning: Mild spoilers ahead, in spoiler tags.I am finally done with the Broken Earth series! 2021 may almost be over, but at least I crossed off one of my many half-finished book series. Compared to the second book in the series, the third certainly is much more engaging and enjoyable—I found myself …

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